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Carrots in My Oatmeal?

Here, OnSugar blog Beans in My Brownies? shares a breakthrough concept in hot cereal: Carrot cake oatmeal.

This morning I made carrot cake oatmeal. I came across this on another blog, and had to try it! I am going to make it for tomorrow!

Get her new twist on oatmeal when you keep reading.

Combine in a saucepan:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup skim milk (or other milky substance)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 50 grams of shredded carrot (about half of a SMALL carrot – maybe 1/4 a cup?)
  • Half a mango, diced (could also use pineapple, as Liz suggested)
  • Pinch of salt

Turn heat to medium and stir occasionally until mixture comes almost to a boil and most of the liquid is absorbed, which takes about 5-7 minutes. When oats are done, stir in

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  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp brown sugar (optional)

Toppings:

While oats are cooking:

  • Make “icing” by blending 1 oz (about 2 tbsp) of non-fat plain greek yogurt with 1 tsp maple syrup.
  • Toast about 1 tbsp chopped pecans in the microwave.

Assembly:

  1. Pour oats into bowl.
  2. Top with 1 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut (you could use sweetened, but I’d use a little bit less if so)
  3. Sprinkle on pecans.
  4. Drizzle icing on top…..

DROOL!

Each bowl was about 450 kcal, 9 grams fiber and 18 grams of protein. You could cut it down a bit by using less pecans, omiting the tsp of brown sugar and halving the mango/pineapple amount.

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jessvogel85 jessvogel85 7 years
This sounds like a sweet overload for breakfast. I might eat it for a snack, but too complicated for breakfast.
andreeuhh andreeuhh 7 years
Just wanted to give credit to the blog where this recipe came from---www.katheats.com! great blog--go check it out for more wonderful oatmeal recipes! she's the best! :)
AbbyHintz AbbyHintz 7 years
Without pecans or coconut, I calculate that it is 330 calories. Omitting the brown sugar only saves 15 calories. Cutting the mango in half only saves about 30 calories, and you lose some valuable vitamins, minerals, and other healthy food stuff.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Sounds yummy, but 450 calories is a little high for a bowl of oatmeal. If you eat it instead of actual carrot cake, it'd be okay.
lauren lauren 7 years
Very clever! I will have to give that a try!
brownsugamama brownsugamama 7 years
Looks good, I will give it a try.
brownsugamama brownsugamama 7 years
Looks good, I will give it a try.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 7 years
I don't know that I'd put the nuts or the "frosting", but I would definitely try unique veggies and fruits like carrots!
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